Download Richard Powers Book The Echo Maker PDF
  • Author : Richard Powers
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 464 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0374706549

Download The Echo Maker by Richard Powers in PDF Full Free and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the National Book Award From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Overstory and the Oprah's Book Club selection Bewilderment comes Richard Powers's The Echo Maker, a powerful novel about family and loss. “Wise and elegant . . . The mysteries unfold so organically and stealthily that you are unaware of his machinations until they come to stunning fruition . . . Powers accomplishes something magnificent.” —Colson Whitehead, The New York Times Book Review On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter has a near-fatal car accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when Mark emerges from a coma, he believes that this woman—who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister—is really an imposter. When Karin contacts the famous cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber for help, he diagnoses Mark as having Capgras syndrome. The mysterious nature of the disease, combined with the strange circumstances surrounding Mark’s accident, threatens to change all of their lives beyond recognition. In The Echo Maker, Richard Powers proves himself to be one of our boldest and most entertaining novelists.

Download Richard Powers Book The Echo Maker PDF
  • Author : Richard Powers
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 576 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1448181046

Download The Echo Maker by Richard Powers in PDF Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-10-30 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Overstory, an intense, thrilling novel about a near fatal accident and its devastating consequences. On a winter night, Mark Schluter’s truck turns over in a near-fatal accident. His sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to look after him. But when he finally awakes from his coma, Mark believes that Karin – who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister – is really an identical impostor. Shattered by her brother’s behaviour, Karin contacts neuroscientist Dr Gerald Weber. But what Weber discovers in Mark begins to undermine even his own sense of self. Meanwhile, Mark, armed only with a note left by an anonymous witness, attempts to learn what really happened. The truth of that evening will change the lives of all three beyond recognition. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction ‘A psychological thriller, a flawed love story, a study of authenticity in emotions, a commentary on America's relations with itself and the world, humanity and ecology... undoubtedly magnificent’ The Times

Download Rachel Greenwald Smith Book Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism PDF
  • Author : Rachel Greenwald Smith
  • Release Date : 2015-04-20
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 193 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1107095220

Download Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism by Rachel Greenwald Smith in PDF Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-04-20 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rachel Greenwald Smith's Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism examines the relationship between contemporary American literature and politics. Through readings of works by Paul Auster, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others, Smith challenges the neoliberal notion that emotions are the property of the self.

Download Heather Houser Book Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction PDF
  • Author : Heather Houser
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 336 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0231537360

Download Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction by Heather Houser in PDF Full Free and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings. As efforts to prevent ecological and bodily injury aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. "Ecosickness fiction" imaginatively rethinks the link between these forms of threat and the sick body to bring readers to environmental consciousness. Tracing the development of ecosickness through a compelling archive of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs, Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction establishes that we cannot comprehend environmental and medical dilemmas through data alone and must call on the sometimes surprising emotions that literary metaphors, tropes, and narratives deploy. In chapters on David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marge Piercy, Jan Zita Grover, and David Wojnarowicz, Heather Houser shows how narrative affects such as wonder and disgust organize perception of an endangered world and orient us ethically toward it. The study builds the connective tissue between contemporary literature, ecocriticism, affect studies, and the medical humanities. It also positions ecosickness fiction relative to emergent forms of environmentalism and technoscientific innovations such as regenerative medicine and alternative ecosystems. Houser models an approach to contemporary fiction as a laboratory for affective changes that spark or squelch ethical projects.

Download James Peacock Book Diseases and Disorders in Contemporary Fiction PDF
  • Author : James Peacock
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 216 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1135078637

Download Diseases and Disorders in Contemporary Fiction by James Peacock in PDF Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-17 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this collection address the current preoccupation with neurological conditions and disorders in contemporary literature by British and American writers. The book places these fictional treatments within a broader cultural and historical context, exploring such topics as the two cultures debate, the neurological turn, postmodernism and the post-postmodern, and responses to September 11th. Considering a variety of materials including mainstream literary fiction, the graphic novel, popular fiction, autobiographical writing, film, and television, contributors consider the contemporary dimensions of the interface between the sciences and humanities, developing the debate about the post-postmodern as a new humanism or a return to realism and investigating questions of form and genre, and of literary continuities and discontinuities. Further, the essays discuss contemporary writers’ attempts to engage the relation between the individual and the social, looking at the relation between the "syndrome syndrome" (referring to the prevalence in contemporary literature of neurological phenomena evident at the biological level) and existing work in the field of trauma studies (where explanations tend to have taken a psychoanalytical form), allowing for perspectives that question some of the assumptions that have marked both these fields. The current literary preoccupation with neurological conditions presents us with a new and distinctive form of trauma literature, one concerned less with psychoanalysis than with the physical and evolutionary status of human beings.

Download  Book Radical Planes? 9/11 and Patterns of Continuity PDF
  • Author :
  • Release Date : 2016-09-07
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 234 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9004324224

Download Radical Planes? 9/11 and Patterns of Continuity by in PDF Full Free and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-09-07 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the intersections between narrative disruption and continuity in post-9/11 narratives from an interdisciplinary transnational perspective, foregrounding the transatlantic cultural memory of 9/11.

Download Anna Thiemann Book Rewriting the American Soul PDF
  • Author : Anna Thiemann
  • Release Date : 2017-09-13
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 210 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1351846965

Download Rewriting the American Soul by Anna Thiemann in PDF Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-13 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rewriting the American Soul focuses on the political implications of psychoanalytic and neurocognitive approaches to trauma in literature, their impact on cultural representations of collective trauma in the United States, and their subversive appropriation in pre- and post-9/11 fiction. Anna Thiemann connects cutting edge trauma theory with the historical context from which it emerged and shows that contemporary novels encourage us to reflect critically on the cultural meanings and political uses of trauma. In doing so, it contributes to a new generation of trauma scholarship that challenges the dominant paradigm in literary and cultural studies. Moreover, the book intervenes in current debates about the relationship between literature and neuroscience insisting that the so-called neuronovel scrutinizes scientific developments and their political ramifications rather than adopting and translating them into aesthetic practices.

Download Anthony Lunt Book Apollo Versus the Echomaker PDF
  • Author : Anthony Lunt
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Publisher : Element Books, Limited
  • Genre : Dreams
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 180 Pages
  • ISBN 13 :

Download Apollo Versus the Echomaker by Anthony Lunt in PDF Full Free and published by Element Books, Limited. This book was released on 1990 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: PSYCHOLOGY/POP PSYCHOLOGY

Download Laura Bieger Book Belonging and Narrative PDF
  • Author : Laura Bieger
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 182 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 3839446007

Download Belonging and Narrative by Laura Bieger in PDF Full Free and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2018-11-30 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why did the novel become so popular in the past three centuries, and how did the American novel contribute to this trend? As a key provider of the narrative frames and formulas needed by modern individuals to give meaning and mooring to their lives. Drawing on phenomenological hermeneutics, human geography and social psychology, Laura Bieger contends that belonging is not a given; it is continuously produced by narrative. Against the current emphasis on metaphors of movement and destabilization, she explores the salience and significance of home. Challenging views of narrative as a mechanism of ideology, she approaches narrative as a practical component of dwelling in the world - and the novel a primary place-making agent.

Download Christopher K. Coffman Book After Postmodernism PDF
  • Author : Christopher K. Coffman
  • Release Date : 2020-12-17
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 150 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 100028901X

Download After Postmodernism by Christopher K. Coffman in PDF Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-17 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Several of American literature’s most prominent authors, and many of their most perceptive critics and reviewers, argue that fiction of the last quarter century has turned away from the tendencies of postmodernist writing. Yet, the nature of that turn, and the defining qualities of American fiction after postmodernism, remain less than clear. This volume identifies four prominent trends of the contemporary scene: the recovery of the real, a rethinking of historical engagement, a preoccupation with materiality, and a turn to the planetary. Readings of works by various leading figures, including Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, A.M. Homes, Lance Olsen, Richard Powers, William T. Vollmann, and David Foster Wallace, support a variety of arguments about this recent revitalization of American literature. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Textual Practice.

Download Laura Wright Book Through a Vegan Studies Lens PDF
  • Author : Laura Wright
  • Release Date : 2019-02-20
  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 240 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1948908115

Download Through a Vegan Studies Lens by Laura Wright in PDF Full Free and published by University of Nevada Press. This book was released on 2019-02-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interest in the vegan studies field continues to grow as veganism has become increasingly visible via celebrity endorsements and universally acknowledged health benefits, and veganism and vegan characters are increasingly present in works of art and literature. Through a Vegan Studies Lens broadens the scope of vegan studies by engaging in the mainstream discourse found in a wide variety of contemporary works of literature, popular cultural representations, advertising, and news media. Veganism is a practice that allows for environmentally responsible consumer choices that are viewed, particularly in the West, as oppositional to an economy that is largely dependent upon big agriculture. This groundbreaking collection exposes this disruption, critiques it, and offers a new roadmap for navigating and reimaging popular culture representations on veganism. These essays engage a wide variety of political, historical, and cultural issues, including contemporary political and social circumstances, emergent veganism in Eastern Europe, climate change, and the Syrian refugee crisis, among other topics. Through a Vegan Studies Lens significantly furthers the conversation of what a vegan studies perspective can be and illustrates why it should be an integral part of cultural studies and critical theory. Vegan studies is inclusive, refusing to ignore the displacement, abuse, and mistreatment of nonhuman animals. It also looks to ignite conversations about cultural oppression.

Download Paul Giles Book The Planetary Clock PDF
  • Author : Paul Giles
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Genre :
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 435 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0198857721

Download The Planetary Clock by Paul Giles in PDF Full Free and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2021-02-23 with total page 435 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ranging over various aesthetic forms (literature, film, music) in the period since 1960, this volume brings an antipodean perspective into conversation with the art and culture of the Northern Hemisphere, to reformulate postmodernism as a properly global phenomenon.

Download Rachel Sykes Book The quiet contemporary American novel PDF
  • Author : Rachel Sykes
  • Release Date : 2017-12-01
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 240 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1526108895

Download The quiet contemporary American novel by Rachel Sykes in PDF Full Free and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the concept of ‘quiet’ – an aesthetic of narrative driven by reflective principles – and argues for the term’s application to the study of contemporary American fiction. In doing so, it makes two critical interventions. Firstly, it maps the neglected history of quiet fictions, arguing that from Hester Prynne to Clarissa Dalloway, from Bartleby to William Stoner, the Western tradition is filled with quiet characters. Secondly, it asks what it means for a novel to be quiet and how we might read for quiet in an American literary tradition that critics so often describe as noisy. Examining recent works by Marilynne Robinson, Teju Cole and Ben Lerner, among others, the book argues that quiet can be a multi-faceted state of existence, one that is communicative and expressive in as many ways as noise but filled with potential for radical discourse by its marginalisation as a mode of expression.

Download Linda Wagner-Martin Book A History of American Literature PDF
  • Author : Linda Wagner-Martin
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 419 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1405192321

Download A History of American Literature by Linda Wagner-Martin in PDF Full Free and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-01-29 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE 1950 TO THE PRESENT Featuring works from notable authors as varied as Salinger and the Beats to Vonnegut, Capote, Morrison, Rich, Walker, Eggers, and DeLillo, A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present offers a comprehensive analysis of the wide range of literary works produced in the United States over the last six decades and a fascinating survey of the dramatic changes during America’s transition from the innocence of the fifties to the harsh realities of the first decade of the new millennium. Author Linda Wagner-Martin - a highly acclaimed authority on all facets of modern American literature - covers major works of drama, poetry, fiction, non- fiction, memoirs, and popular genres such as science fiction and detective novels. Viewing works produced during this fertile literary period from a wide-ranging perspective, Wagner-Martin considers literature in relation to such issues as the politics of civil rights, feminism, sexual preferences, and race- and gender-based marketing. She also places a special emphasis on works produced during the twenty-first century, and writings influenced by recent historic events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the global financial crisis. With its careful balance of scholarly precision and accessibility, A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present provides readers of all levels with rich and revealing insights into the diversity of literary forms and influences that characterize postmodern America. “A monumental distillation of an enormous range of material, Wagner-Martin’s rich book should be required reading for anyone grappling with making sense of the prolific, broad-spectrum, and diverse writing in the US since 1950.” Thadious M. Davis, University of Pennsylvania “Linda Wagner-Martin’s history impressively and judiciously surveys all fields of American writing over the past sixty years, taking full account of significant cultural and historical contexts and the major critical commentaries that have helped shape our understanding of developments in the second half of the last century and the dozen years following the millennium. Balanced, informative, and always highly readable there is much here for general readers, students, and specialists alike.” Christopher MacGowan, the College of William and Mary

Download Michael J Shapiro Book The Time of the City PDF
  • Author : Michael J Shapiro
  • Release Date : 2010-06-17
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 232 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1136977864

Download The Time of the City by Michael J Shapiro in PDF Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-06-17 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Time of the City is a trans-disciplinary work with a focus on genre-city relationships as they articulate the micropolitics of urban life in diverse cities. Shifting the territorial emphasis of political studies from the mosaic of states to the global network of cities, the book draws on urban theory rather than traditional forms of official city politics. Deriving their methodological approaches from aspects of urban theory and philosophies of aesthetics, the chapters deploy concepts from philosophy, political theory, literary studies, cinema studies, poetics and aesthetic theory on diverse cities, among which are Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Investigating a wide variety of urban formations, and developing a geophilosophy appropriate to urban space, this multi genre approach to urban life provides stunning insights into the micropolitics of ethnicity, identity, security, subjectivity and sovereignty.

Download Margaret Atwood Book Burning Questions PDF
  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Release Date : 2022-03-01
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 496 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0385547501

Download Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood in PDF Full Free and published by Doubleday. This book was released on 2022-03-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this brilliant selection of essays, the award-winning, best-selling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments offers her funny, erudite, endlessly curious, and uncannily prescient take on everything from whether or not The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopia to the importance of how to define granola—and seeks answers to Burning Questions such as... • Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories? Including thoughts on the writing of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, Oryx & Crake, and her other beloved works. • How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating? • How can we live on our planet? • Is it true? And is it fair? • What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism? In more than fifty pieces, Atwood aims her prodigious intellect and impish humor at the world, and reports back to us on what she finds. This roller-coaster period brought the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump, and a pandemic. From when to dispense advice to the young (answer: only when asked) to Atwood’s views on the climate crisis, we have no better guide to the many and varied mysteries of our universe.

Download Rob Allison Book Oxford IB Diploma Programme: English A: Language and Literature Course Companion PDF
  • Author : Rob Allison
  • Release Date : 2013-03-21
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Genre :
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 332 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0199137757

Download Oxford IB Diploma Programme: English A: Language and Literature Course Companion by Rob Allison in PDF Full Free and published by Oxford University Press - Children. This book was released on 2013-03-21 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by the authors of the current syllabus, this book will help address all the requirements of the new course at both standard and higher level. It will actively engage students in language and literature, allowing them to become informed and critical learners through understanding and producing language of a wide range of works, from poetry to political speeches to simple advertisements or graffiti. The range of exciting literature offers a fresh look at unfamiliar texts so that students are able to confidently encounter works and topics and develop and communicate understanding. Through interesting activities and model works, students will learn about the most current approaches to critical language in areas such as mass communications, language in cultural contexts and literature - in line with the new syllabus. Support is given for the assessment, including the oral commentary. The most comprehensive and accurate match to the most recent syllabus, developed with the IB and written by IB workshop leaders and authors of the syllabus Fully captures the IB spirit, thoroughly incorporating fresh and topical TOK to drive independent thought Comprehensive support for 'language in a cultural context,' building international-mindedness in a linguistic context Current, diverse and topical text extracts from Wikileaks to graffiti to advertisements will resonate with learners The best integration of the IB philosophy, with evocative activities to help students think creatively and discerning questions to drive critical thought Packed with accurate assessment support, directly from the IB, including model answers, assessments advice and more, completely aligned to the new assessment